Antonio D. Tillis is the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston. He will also serve as the M.D. Anderson Professor in Hispanic Studies at the university.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Tillis was the dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Earlier, he served as Distinguished International Visiting Scholar at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.
Dr. Tillis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a master’s degree in Spanish literature from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. in Latin American literature with an Afro-Hispanic emphasis from the University of Missouri.